AN EARLY FRENCH 'ONE-PIECE' CASE CARRIAGE CLOCK
An early French antique in full working condition, the 'one-piece case' construction dates the piece to the first half of the 19th century. The single train movement with lever platform escapement with blued steel hairspring. The white rectangular enamelled dial with Roman numerals and outer chapter ring minute batons complete with blued steel moon style hands. Supplied complete with double ended key.
Information about clock style
From 'Charles Allix respected reference book on carriage clocks...... The "one-piece" is the earliest standard type of brass-and-glass. A safe generalisation is to say than any clock having it is early. One piece cases were made in sizes from about four and a half to six and three quarter inches tall.... the "one-piece" form of construction, by virtue of it stiffness, is a better arrangement than anything that followed.
This particular clock is the 4 and a half inch tall variant.
The clock is in good condition and fully working. Top glass has very small scratch, difficult to see. The mechanism has been cleaned and serviced. Supplied with double ended winder.
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